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I have a big joe ii. I have no problem getting my low Temps.  However, once I open the dome to add moping sauce to my food, of course the temp drops,  but then goes about 10 to 30 degrees higher than where my temp was.  How do I keep this from happening?  Do I close the vents now every time I open it?  

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12 hours ago, ricksan76 said:

I have a big joe ii. I have no problem getting my low Temps.  However, once I open the dome to add moping sauce to my food, of course the temp drops,  but then goes about 10 to 30 degrees higher than where my temp was.  How do I keep this from happening?  Do I close the vents now every time I open it?  

 

Opening the top will introduce more oxygen to the fire, which will make it burn hotter 

Are you saying, If you're cooking at 225f and open the dome the temp climbes to 235f and stays there or does it settle back down after a while? If it stays at 235f for the rest of the cook, does it go up to 245f next time you open the dome and it stay there too?

 

10 hours ago, sxmo said:

I got myself an iKamand to deal with it, no such problem anymore.

 

Until the power/wifi drops out...

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One thing you may need to examine is whether the recipe/method you are following is tailored to the Kamado?  Quite a few recipes that recommend frequent mopping come from people cooking on large off-sets that have more of a drying effect and require a mop every now and then.  Kamados maintain a moist cooking environment and don't.  Just a thought. 

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Interesting problem ricksan, if I were in that situation I think I'd start with adding a water pan and closing both vents slightly. I can remember so many cooks where the temps just did not want to cooperate and doing those two things helped me get the temps under control. Just hanging in there, not panicking and figuring out the solution through experimentation will get you there.

 

In the end, it's just a fire...

 

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On 4/26/2020 at 10:54 AM, ricksan76 said:

I have a big joe ii. I have no problem getting my low Temps.  However, once I open the dome to add moping sauce to my food, of course the temp drops,  but then goes about 10 to 30 degrees higher than where my temp was.  How do I keep this from happening?  Do I close the vents now every time I open it?  

 

Moving to proper section of forum...

 

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